Kirklands Hospital

Kirklands Hospital is a mental health facility in Bothwell, Scotland. It is managed by NHS Lanarkshire.

Kirklands Hospital
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Kirklands Hospital
Kirklands Hospital is located in South Lanarkshire
Kirklands Hospital
Shown in South Lanarkshire
Geography
LocationBothwell, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Coordinates55°48′42″N 4°03′51″W / 55.81174°N 4.06423°W / 55.81174; -4.06423Coordinates: 55°48′42″N 4°03′51″W / 55.81174°N 4.06423°W / 55.81174; -4.06423
Organisation
Care systemNHS Scotland
TypePsychiatric hospital
Services
Emergency departmentNo
History
Opened1871
Links
ListsHospitals in Scotland

HistoryEdit

The hospital, which was designed by Thomas Halket, was established by Dr William Dean Fairless as a private psychiatric facility for the "upper and middle classes" and opened as the Bothwell Asylum in June 1871.[1][2][3] It was acquired by the Glasgow District Board of Lunacy in 1879 and, after being significantly expanded in the Scottish baronial style, reopened as the Kirklands District Asylum in 1881.[1] It became Kirklands Mental Hospital in the 1920s and then joined the National Health Service as Kirklands Hospital in 1948.[4]

After the introduction of Care in the Community in the early 1980s, the hospital went into a period of decline and the old buildings were replaced by smaller modern assessment and treatment facilities.[5][6] Since 2010, the site has also been used by NHS Lanarkshire as their headquarters[7] and medical training centre.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kirklands Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Kirklands Hospital". Archives Hub. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Bothwell Asylum" (PDF). Glasgow Herald. 19 April 1872. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Kirklands Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Learning Difficulties Assessment and Treatment Unit, Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell". Hawthorne Boyle. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Therapy unit to be built at Kirklands Hospital site". Daily Record. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  7. ^ "NHS Lanarkshire Board Headquarters". Yell. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Event Diary for S5/S6 pupils". NHS Lanarkshire. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Bothwell training centre opened". Motherwell Times. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2019.